OITNB’s Laura Prepon gives bizarre interview in Scientology magazine
The star – who plays popular lesbian character Alex Vause on the show – has made a series of strange statements during an interview with a Scientology lifestyle magazine.
A recent issue of Celebrity magazine features a lengthy interview with one half of TV’s favourite lesbian couples, actress Laura Prepon, who talks openly – and rather confusingly – about the religion in a way normally reserved for members of the church only.
Until now, the long-term follower has remained quiet about Scientology, as is often the case with celebrity members.
Discussing the faith’s version of therapy – ‘auditing’ – the star made a number of bizarre, verbose statements about the benefits of the process and the religion in general.
“Honestly, I’ve become more me. The auditing has stripped away all of this charge, false ideas, decisions and mis-emotions that were affecting me,” she said.
In one the most dramatic declarations of the interview, she says: “I recently had one of my biggest cognitions in a New Era Dianetics session. I spotted this decision I made a long time ago that was affecting me to this day. It was a huge realization.”
“At the time of the incident, you make a postulate as a “pro-survival” decision, you know?”. No, Laura, we can’t say we do.
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Prepon even claims that the process of auditing has made her so relaxed that other actors are begging to find our her secret: “I remember I was doing a show with an amazing actor, and we were waiting to hear the fate of our show.
“He turned to me one day and asked, ‘How are you always so relaxed? Nothing seems to bother you. I want to know what you are doing…’
“I take that as such a compliment and testament to the auditing I have done.”
Many critics of the religion claim that Scientology is nothing more than a celebrity cult, which encourages members to “audit” there emotions during intense therapy sessions, in order to become as emotionless as possible.
Scientology has also previously been accused of homophobia, after a Hollywood film director left the church, citing the religion’s opposition to gay marriage.
Paul Haggis, who directed the 2005 film Crash, was a member of the church for around 35 years, until he left in 2009.